After my first mile today, I was bored of the mid-day television options (Let's Make a Deal, the leftovers on the second round of The Today Show, soap operas, Desperate Housewife reruns) so I turned on my iPod. As my tunes kicked my energy level up a notch, I remembered posting (around marathon time last year) that I would share some of my favorite running music with you. Better late than never, here is a tiny sample of the songs that keep me moving.
Viva La Vida - Coldplay
Run - Collective Soul
Pump It - Black Eyed Peas
Buttons - The Pussycat Dolls
Eleanor - Low Millions
Feel - Robbie Williams
Down With Love - Michael Buble
Fast Cars - U2
Don't Stop Believin' - Glee Cast Version
Life's What You Make It - Hannah Montana
I have a lot of U2 and Coldplay on my playlist. I will also admit I have several Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus songs that keep me running at a good pace and make me smile because I think about my little girl. I was going to include a longer list, but my marathon playlist was nowhere to be found when I pulled up my iTunes. I guess that just gives me an excuse for another post about my running music later. And it gives me a reason to put together a new marathon playlist, which I will need in May.
Yep, May. That means marathon training starts Monday!! I am excited but a little nervous. The nervous part comes from the fact that 5 miles has been considered a long run since my little 26.2 in September. I am excited because I plan on sharing my progress on here and can't wait for your feedback, encouragement and advice. I chose a FIRST training plan because running three days a week works best with my schedule and because I hope it gets me to do more cross training and keeps me injury free. Only time will tell.
And last but not least, since I am playing catch up, here are some of the family pictures I promised I would share way back here.